Interim Chair of Research

David Wilmore

David Wilmore was educated at Newcastle University where he became involved with the restoration of the Tyne Theatre & Opera House. On Christmas Day 1985 the stage house was gutted by fire and he spent the next two years restoring the theatre a second time. He formed theatresearch in 1986 and has been involved in many theatre restoration projects including the Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond [1788], Theatre Royal Newcastle upon Tyne [1837 & 1901], Theatre Royal, Bristol [1766] and the Gaiety Theatre & Opera House, Isle of Man [1900]. He has a PhD in the development of nineteenth century stage technology, is a past Chairman of the Association of British Theatre Technicians, a Leverhulme Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Manchester researching James Winston and The Theatric Tourist, and a visiting scholar at the University of Hull.